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Paper Ballots are Making a Comeback Thanks to "Russian" Hacking Fears

Once about as newsworthy as water meters, the voting machines and computers used to record and tally the nation's ballots are suddenly a hot button issue due to mounting evidence Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. According to the FBI, ...


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Trump Brings Tough Reform Message to United Nations

President Trump stormed the international stage Monday, telling global leaders at the United Nations to back a reform agreement, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then preparing for his first address to the U.N. General Assembly , where he is expected to focus on North Ko...


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Trump's Transgender Ban Makes Military and Medical Sense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has six months to consult with experts and establish policy regarding President Trump's military transgender ban and how it will affect those currently serving. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, even proposed an amendment to the National De...


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Susan Rice Reveals Why She 'Unmasked' Trump Campaign Staffers

The UAE sheik’s meeting came before a separate effort by the Arabian Gulf country to open up a back-channel line of communication between Russia and the incoming T...


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Investigation into Clinton Lawyers Accused of Deleting Emails is Ordered

A Maryland county judge has ordered the state bar to investigate three lawyers accused of deleting thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails. Circuit Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. ruled Monday that the Attorney Grievance Commission and Office of Bar Counsel Mary...


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Contractors Say Clinton State Department Silenced Them on Benghazi Security Lapses

Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clin...


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Civil Rights Group Wants Kid Rock Detroit Concerts Canceled

The choice of Kid Rock as the opening act for a new sports arena in mostly black Detroit has injected the musician into the national debate over race and culture because of his embrace of the Confederate flag, an expletive-laced criticism of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ...


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GOP Leaders 'Shocked' Following Trump Deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump surprised the leaders of his own party in Congress on Wednesday ...


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Fusion Boss Refused to Answer Basic Questions on Anti-Trump Dossier

how much his firm Fusion GPS was paid and whether he knew the sources behind the dossier’s sensational allegations – according to a source familiar with Glenn Simpson’s closed-door interview last month with Senate Judiciary Committee staffers. The sourc...


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NYT Fails to Mention Bob Menendez Is a Democrat in Story on Corruption Trial

The New York Times on Monday night published a lengthy story about Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-N.J.) corruption trial, but they neglected to mention his Democratic Party affiliation. The story, titled ...


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Texas Voter ID Law OK for Now; Appeals Court Blocks Injunction

Texas Republicans won a minor victory Tuesday in their battle to implement a voter identification law. By a 2-1 vote, a federal appeals court panel in New Orleans stayed a permanent injunction to throw out the law, which requires voters to present an ac...


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Trump Spends Busy Labor Day Working on Response to North Korea, Hurricanes, and DACA

President Donald Trump’s busy Labor Day was jam-packed with phone calls and meetings with advisors on a number of hot button issues including North Korea, DACA, and Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. "He has been in the office all day," a senior White H...


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Dan Bongino on 'Illegal Program' DACA: Spare Me Lectures on Compassion

Dan Bongino said he would be glad to see an end to the "illegal" Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump is under pressure from Democrats and some Republicans to keep the "Dreamers" program, which allows children brought here illegally by their parents to st...


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US Takes Control of Russian Posts in Three Cities After Expelling Diplomats

U.S. officials seized three Russian diplomatic posts in San Francisco, New York and Washington D.C. Saturday after the Trump administration ordered the occupants to leave within 48 hours.  A senior State Departme...


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Trump’s Gaffe-Free Texas Trip Forces Media to Pounce on Shoes

President Trump vowed swift federal aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey during his visit Tuesday to the flood-stricken region, where he met with local officials and tried to boost spirits -- and still took a beating in the press.  Trump seemed to referen...


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GOP Gov. Rauner Accused of Making Illinois a 'Sanctuary State' With New Law

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation on Monday that would limit cooperation with federal immigration officials, angering members of his own party who say the law creates a "sanctuary state."  The Illinois TRUST Act -- a bill that was...


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Trump Issues Guidance on Transgender Military Ban

President Trump has ordered the military to stop admitting transgender individuals into the military, sending guidance to the Pentagon on Friday that the White House wants implemented by March of 2018, Fox News has learned. The president signed and tran...


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British Spy Behind Trump Dossier Ordered to Give Deposition in Buzzfeed Suit

The former British spy who put together an unverified dossier of explosive allegations about President Trump during last year’s campaign has been...


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Federal Judge Again Throws Out Texas Voter ID Law

A federal judge Wednesday rejected Texas' revised voter identification requirements, handing another court defeat to the state's Republicans over voting rights. Texas has spent years fighting to preserve both the voter ID law -- which was among the stri...


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Trump Says He'll 'Close Down' Federal Government to Get Border Wall Money

President Trump on Tuesday said that he is prepared to shut down the government if congressional lawmakers don’t present a spending bill that will pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. “Believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building th...


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Hillary Clinton’s Book Release Has Dems Worried, Irritated

Democrats are on edge over Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming book that is likely to dredge up the controversies surrounding her 2016 defeat to President Trump, just as the out-of-power party is trying to "move on" and chart a course back to the majority. Th...


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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Used Personal Email For City Business

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and four of his top aides allegedly used personal email accounts for city business — sometimes in violation of guidelines, according to a new report. A Department of Investigation (DOI) document, obtained by ...


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31,000+ Sign Petition to Jail Lawmaker Who Wished for Trump's Assassination

Americans are firing back at a Missouri state senator who said she hoped President Trump would be assassinated.  State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) wrote "I hope Trump is assassinated" in an August 17 post on her Facebook page. She initially refused to apologize, but did so four days la...


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Trump DOJ Ends Holder-era Operation Choke Point

The Trump Justice Department is ending an Obama-era program that had attempted to cut off credit to shady businesses but came under fire from Republicans for unfairly targeting gun dealers and other legitimate operations. Just days after top House Repub...


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Missouri Senator Who Urged Trump Assassination Booted From Committees

Sorry might not cut it for the Missouri lawmaker who called for President Trump’s assassination. Missouri Senate leaders announced Tuesday that Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been stripped of her committee assignments, just two days aft...


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Pro-Gun Legislation: Second Amendment Guarantee Act Introduced

Congressman Chris Collins hosted press conferences in Rochester and Hamburg on Monday to tout newly-sponsored legislation that the Republican says would essentially repeal the SAFE Act on a federal level. The proposed law, called the Second Amendment Guarantee Act, would restrict the powe...


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Petition for National Reciprocity for the Nation's 17 Million Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

A Virginia State Organization has launched a petition on Petitions.Whitehouse.gov calling for President Trump to honor concealed hundgun permits nationally. These petit...


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NRA Calls for Dem to Resign for Labeling Her National 'Threat'

Blaze" host and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said she was "incredibly shocked" to hear that New York congresswoman Kathleen Rice labeled her and the NRA a "national security threat." "I am not a domestic threat," Loesch said. "I'm a mom. I go to Walmart and I take my kids to Chick-Fil-A."...


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Painting of Statue of Liberty as Muslim Woman in Democratic Congressman’s Office Stirs Controversy

A Democratic congressman is taking heat from Sarah Palin and other conservatives for a painting hanging in his California district office that depicts the Statue of Liberty as a Muslim woman. We the People Rising, a conservative-leaning activist group, ...


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Trump Calls on Blumenthal to Take Vietnam ‘Vacation’

President Trump continued his tweetstorm against Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal Monday, adding that Blumenthal "should take a nice long vacation in Vietnam, where he lied about his service, so he can at least say he was there."...


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DOJ Threatens to Withhold Crime-Fighting Funds From Four Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reinforcing threats to go after sanctuary cities, warning the administration may withhold federal crime-fighting funds for four places struggling with gun violence. It is the latest threat made by Sessions in his public...


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MEGA-LEAK: WaPo Posts Transcripts of Trump Calls to World Leaders

A day before Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to discuss a new leak crackdown, the transcripts of two heated January phone calls President Trump held with foreign leaders spilled into the headlines. ...


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Pay To Play Big Time: Huma Emails Reveal Clinton Allies Seeking Jobs, Meetings

Newly obtained emails from Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin reveal friends of the Clinton Foundation and political allies seeking personal favors from the Clinton State Department, Judicial Watch said Wednesday. The batch of documents shows well-connect...


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Pentagon Investigators Find ‘Security Risks’ in Government's Immigrant Recruitment Program, ‘Infiltration’ Feared

Defense Department investigators have discovered “potential security risks” in a Pentagon program that has enrolled more than 10,000 foreign-born individuals into the U.S. armed forces since 2009, Fox News has learned exclusively, with sources on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon...


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Union PR Firm and Seattle Mayor Coordinated on Pro-$15 Minimum Wage Berkeley Study

Newly published emails reveal that the Seattle mayor's office coordinated with academics and a union public relations firm to rush a study purporting to downplay job and wage losses associated with a $15 minimum wage. Democratic Mayor Ed Murray's office...


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Scaramucci Out as WH Communications Director

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has been removed. A Republican source close to the White House and a current White House official confirmed the development. ...


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Trump Forces ObamaCare Back to Negotiating Table

Senate Republicans ended July in humiliating and seemingly final defeat over repealing and replacing ObamaCare, but relentless pressure this weekend from President Trump and reports of yet another potentially winning bil...


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Bannon Is Said to Call for 44% Tax on Incomes Above $5 Million

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon supports paying for middle-class tax cuts with a new top rate of 44 percent for Americans who make more than $5 million a year, according to a person familiar with his thinking. It’s unclear whether President Donald Trump would support the move, w...


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ObamaCare 'Straight Repeal' Fails on Senate Vote

A conservative-backed plan to repeal the bulk of ObamaCare and give lawmakers a two-year window to replace the struggling health law failed on a Senate vote Wednesday, in the latest setback for the repeal push.  The vote was 55-45 against the amendment,...


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Washington DC Is Now Shall Issue For Gun Permits, but Attorney General Defies Court Order

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has just issued a permanent injunction aga...


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House Approves Russian Sanctions Bill

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday that punishes Russia for its election meddling while also keeping President Trump from easing the penalties without congressional approval. Lawmakers voted 419-3 to approve the bill, which also incl...


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Americans Wary Of Mueller Investigation's Conflicts Of Interest

Is Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in trouble? Officially, the answer is no. But the results of a new IBD/TIPP Poll suggest that many Americans are highly skeptical of both Mueller and the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election. Mueller w...


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President Trump Eliminates 860 Obama-Era Federal Regulations

President Donald Trump’s White House has, according to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, removed or withdrawn about 860 Obama administration-era federal regulations.The massive decrease in regulations is part of the Trump administration’s overall deregulatory agend...


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Rice Privately Meets With Senate Intel on Russia Probe

(CNN)Susan Rice, who served as former President Barack Obama's national security adviser, quietly met behind closed doors Friday with Senate intelligence committee investigators probing Russian medd...


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CBO's Healthcare Estimate is 'Bogus'

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) ripped the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Thursday, arguing the estimate that 22 million more people would be left uninsured over the next decade by a plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare is a "bogus" number. Speaking to reporters ...


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Top Dems Slow Rolling Ethics Probe to Delay Investigation Into Obama Leaks

Democratic congressional leaders on the House Ethics Committee are charged with intentionally dragging out an investigation into Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes in what multiple sources described as an attempt to influence the Intelligence Committee's sensitive Russia probe and promote t...


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Maine Democrats Block Bill to Protect Safety of Little Girls

The motto of the state of Maine is Dirigo – Latin for ‘I lead’. Bellwether wants to know who’s leading the fight to protect little girls in Maine from genital mutilation. A Republican-sponsored bill to outlaw the barbaric procedure is being opposed by D...


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Trump Kills 16 Regulations for Every New One, Crushing 2-for-1 Goal

President Trump's administration, on orders to kill two regulations for every new one, ripped up the playbook during its first six months, eliminating 16 old rules for every new one, according to top officials. "It's really the beginning of a kind of fundamental regulatory reform and a re...


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Chuck Schumer's Approval Ratings in Freefall

A new telephone-based Siena College poll showed Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) with a marked drop in favorability among his neighbors since taking his leadership po...


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Obama’s Biggest Whoppers

The Fact Checker started during the 2008 campaign and then went on hiatus for the first two years of President Obama’s presidency before becoming a permanent Washington Post feature in 2011. All told, we’ve fact-checked more than 250 statements by Obama. With his presidency coming to a cl...


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